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1800 S by ticoun 1800 S by ticoun
My dad's car, a 1969 Volvo 1800 S. :D
Still a lot of work needs to be done on this car. It had been "restored" by someone about seven or eight years ago, but it was really a poor job. We're slowly finding all the missing parts, and fixing what's wrong... The interior needs to be remade, the engine will need some repair to the valves, the instruments need to be restored, we're still missing some chromes... But we're seeing the light! Luckily we have a friend which has a 1962 P1800 in very good shape (yup, it's the red one in the back) and he always has some tips for us.

Pentax *ist DL2, SMC Pentax-DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL.
Adjusted the brightness levels in Photoshop CS5.

All comments will be greatly appreciated! :)
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HotRod-302 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
I almost inherited one of these! I like the color on this, too. It does show off the lines nicely.
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ticoun Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm sure you would have loved it! It's true this color shows the lines nicely and people we see at car shows tend to like it a lot.
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Egoak Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a great catch. The colour is fantastic to it :clap:
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ticoun Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it!
The color is nice, but not original at all. We'll get it repainted white one day, the current paint is starting to show cracks, chips and bumps. The original color of this car was forest green.
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Egoak Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome :)
I could imagine that it isn't the original colour. But still it looks great.
Won't it become to "The Saint" in white?
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ticoun Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh, and Simon Templar always had Minilite wheels on his car, but those are extremely expensive now.
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Egoak Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That' right. But I think that it's possible to get some "copies" to reasonable prises
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ticoun Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, they're not expensive cars. A good, clean one costs in the 10000$ range. Now find a british example, paint it white, put some minilites and a ST-1 license plate in the front and you got a correct copy of Simon Templar's ride! :)
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Egoak Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok!
Good that they're aren't expensive by you, they surely are here...

That's no lie...
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ticoun Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
They're inexpensive around here because there is not a lot of people who seek them. But a very good one can still go up in the 20000$. My dads' is evaluated for 8000$, since there's still quite a bit of work to do on it. The one our friend has is I think in the 12000-15000$ range.
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ticoun Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It would definitely look like Simon Templar's car, but he never drove a '69. They had two cars per year for the show, from '62 to '67, for a total of 12 official "Saint cars".
We once had a sticker on the trunk with the logo of the series, but it was removed after a fender bender. But we plan to get a new one made. :)
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Egoak Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK! I see.
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finhead4ever Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Good looking car! I didn't realize the body was the same for so many years...
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ticoun Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The body stayed almost unchanged from its introduction in 1961 to 1971. In 1970 with the introduction of the electronic injection (1800 E) the gas filler cap was moved from the back to the side of the car. A station wagon version (1800 ES) was introduced in '71, and the coupe was retired in '72. The 1800 was retired completely in '73.
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finhead4ever Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
I'm going to be posting a few shots of a P1800 tomorrow...maybe you can pinpoint the year for me?
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ticoun Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'll give it a try! I just neet to get one of my dad's reference books. Post a link when it's uploaded.
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